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Wildfire & Drought Look Out! (HONOLULU) – Government and non-government organizations from across the state today, announced a collaborative effort to raise awareness about the threat of wildfire and drought to Hawaii’s natural resources and to private and public property.  Wildfire & Drought Look Out!, is a continuing campaign to keep people across the state ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Two dozen state, county and federal agencies combine efforts to raise awareness about Hawaii wildfire and drought

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) and the East Hawaii Liaison to the Office of the Governor announced today the establishment of a Joint Task Force to assess the threat of rat lungworm disease (Angiostrongyliasis) in Hawaii. The mission of the task force is to share scientific knowledge in the application of ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Joint task force established to combat rat lungworm disease in Hawaii

HONOLULU – A year-long project to renovate and repair the more than a century-old ironwork fence and plastered wall, that bounds the four sides of the ʻIolani Palace State Monument grounds, has been completed by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks. Gates at the ground’s multiple entrances were also included ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: State parks completes repair and restoration of ‘Iolani Palace State Monument perimeter fence, gates and wall

HONOLULU – Hawaii’s kupuna — baby boomers between the ages of 51 and 71 — are among those most at risk for hepatitis C, which can lead to liver disease or liver cancer. The Hawaii State Department of Health is partnering with CVS Minute Clinics and Hep Free Hawaii to protect kupuna and others by ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: High rates of HEP C found among Hawaii’s kupuna

HONOLULU – Work furlough program inmate Glenn Bisarra failed to return after work to the Laumaka Work Furlough Center. Bisarra left yesterday morning and was scheduled to return at 8:30 p.m. State Sheriffs and Honolulu Police were notified.  Bisarra was serving time for Assault 2. Escape 2 is expected to be added to his charges. ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Laumaka furlough inmate Glenn Bisarra fails to return to facility after work

WHO:              Stephen Levins, Executive Director, Office of Consumer Protection WHAT:            Press Conference WHEN:            Friday, May 13, 2016,  1:30 p.m. WHERE:         Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building Second Floor Conference Room 235 South Beretania Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affair’s Office of Consumer Protection will announce ...
Read More DCCA MEDIA ADVISORY: State to file groundbreaking lawsuit against companies threatening Hawaii consumer safety

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige will be traveling to New York and Washington, D.C. to join their daughters as they mark academic milestones. Oldest daughter Lauren Ige, 25, graduates from Georgetown Law. Amy Ige, 24, graduates from nursing school at the University of Rochester. Son Matthew Ige, 20, is studying ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige heading to east coast for daughters’ graduation ceremonies

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed into law HB1581 (ACT 48) which aims to expedite the resolution of disputes on actions by state agencies. The new law allows contested case hearings before the commissions on Water Resource Management, Land Use, Public Utilities, the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority and cases involving conservation districts, to be ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor signs bill that streamlines dispute resolution cases involving state agencies

HONOLULU — New Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks are now in use at the Honolulu International Airport Customs Facility. The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced the self-service kiosks are part of the effort to expedite the entry process through U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for eligible travelers while creating a positive customer experience. ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: International travelers see 45 percent reduction in processing times because of new automated passport control kiosks

KAHULUI – Makena State Park reopened by 7 am. today May 9, following an early morning helicopter salvage operation to fly out a vessel that grounded in late April on an inaccessible rocky point of the park shoreline between Big Beach and Little Beach.  The park was closed during this operation to ensure public safety. ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Removal of grounded vessel at Little Beach completed